Liverpool star Joe Gomez has told Goal that he doesn’t believe the Reds need major signings to keep competing at the highest level.
So far, Jurgen Klopp is yet to make any signings that are a major upgrade on what he currently has available with Liverpool only recruiting Sepp van den Berg this summer.
The tall Dutch defender is an exciting prospect but is hardly likely to take the Reds from 97 points in the Premier League to 100, let alone start regularly alongside Virgil van Dijk.
Despite this, Gomez doesn’t believe that Liverpool need to make new signings urgently. He said: “Probably a lot of fans want to see money spent and big names coming in, but when you look at our team, everyone is committed.
“Look at the number of contracts that have been signed in the last 12 months, look at the age of the team. Training here has been of an unbelievable standard, and we still have Mo, Sadio, Bobby, Ali to come back.
“Competition is good, but I think the squad has a good balance too. The manager knows best, and if he’s confident in us then why shouldn’t we believe in ourselves?”
Aside from the need for a new left-back to provide depth for Andy Robertson and perhaps a new versatile forward, there is no doubt that Liverpool already have one of the strongest squads in Europe.
They won the Champions League just under two months ago and appear ready to start the season without adding significant quality to their ranks which might turn out to be a naive decision but Klopp feels as though he has the players required to achieve his and the club’s goals.
Gomez himself will look to displace Joel Matip from the starting XI after the Cameroonian took his spot in the side in January before enhancing his reputation with stellar performances in the Champions League.